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About 10 years ago, I did a screen-printing course with Kingy Carpenter at Peach Berserk. Her tables were covered in industrial felt that immediately caught my attention.  My tactile sensibilities fell in love with this felt and I started thinking of things that I could make with it. I do this with a lot of materials.  Then a few years later I started to notice felt products appearing in certain stores.  That’s when my love affair was reignited.  The products I found came from a company called FELT. Kathryn Walter is FELT Studio.

When I arrived at Kathryn’s new studio, I commented on how clean it was since I was expecting to see fluff everywhere from her recent project with Johnson Chou.  But Kathryn, ever considerate, cleaned it better than I clean my house! So organized! I was shown her wall of samples.  It was amazing to see how versatile the material is.

Wall of samples

 

Kathryn’s Studio

Kathryn comes from a long line of felt dealers.  In fact, her great-grandfather started importing felt from Germany, which makes it a 100+-year-old family business.  As a sculptural artist, Kathryn found that using this material was a natural progression to her career.

“Felt is sustainable. It’s a renewable resource, like wood and is amazingly durable”.

Kathryn’s work has brought her all over Canada and into the US.  Her small production items can be bought at MADE, the Textile Museum and online.  She works on large-scale commercial and residential projects as well.

On now, you can see Kathryn’s work at the Bulthaup Showroom, 280 King St. E, Suite 100, and at the Gladstone Hotel, with her Patchwork Exhibit.

Bulthaup Showroom

And you can purchase her beautiful felt products on her site here.

 

 

My favourite is the Briefcase. Nah! I love them all!

Cheers!

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FELT QUILTS

It’s a sure sign of spring when my mailbox fills up with invites to openings and shows!

And I’m really excited to share this upcoming show by one of my fave designers, Kathryn Walter.   Kathryn has for years been working with felt to create the most amazing objects. See Room 416 at the Gladstone Hotel.

Her latest show Patchwork really touches upon my everlasting quest to see designers recycle.  And with her studio remnants she has created a series of quilts.  The quilts have no planned design but rather like painting, she arranges the pieces in relation to one another, making choices of form and colour over the course of building the whole.

Here’s Kathryn working on one of her quilts:

The opening reception will be next Thursday, March 3rd from 9:30pm – 11pm at the Gladstone Hotel Cafe .

Kathryn will give a talk about her work on Sunday March 6th at 2pm in the Art Bar.

See you there!

Cheers!

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